Liposuction: Benefits versus Risks

 Here is a good article on the benefit versus risk ratio of liposuction as a way of helping to lose weight and improve appearance: http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/nutrition_weight_control/JohnsHopkinsNutritionWeightControlHealthAlert_207-1.html

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 11

Your Diet and Type 2 Diabetes continued What you need to know about Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic Syndrome is a condition characterized by a group of diagnostic test findings, including elevated blood glucose levels, high triglycerides, […]

Peach and Apricot Slurpee

* 1 5 1/2-ounce can apricot nectar, chilled * 2 medium peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced * 1 1/2 cups crushed ice * 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice * 1 1/2 cups carbonated […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 10

Your Diet and Type 2 Diabetes continued What Is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder with abnormally high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) as its most prominent feature. During intestinal digestion, carbohydrates and proteins are […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 9

Your Diet and Type 2 Diabetes Diet and diabetes are inextricably linked. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder in which you stop producing your own insulin, which helps your body utilize the food you […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 8

Osteopenia and osteoporosis continued • Restrict caffeine consumption in your diet to less than 300 mg per day. Depending on brewing methods, the average cup (8 oz.) of coffee contains between 115 and 175 mg […]

How many calories have you burned today?

Here is a handy little interactive calculator for common daily activities: http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/interactive/burned.asp?&Source=FathomSEO&email+marketing&campaigned=Health_Extra

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 7

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 7 Prevent Osteopenia and osteoporosis Continued from Part 6 The following recommendations are a summary of the major research that has been carried out on what you can do to […]

Healthy Weight Calculator

Here is a handy online tool to help you calculate your Body Mass index (BMI) so you can determine your optimal healthy weight. http://www.everydayhealth.com/toolkit/weightcalculator/index.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyAging_20080408

Your Diet and Disease Prevention Part 6

Your Diet and Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Osteopenia, or early stage osteoporosis, means poverty of bone. Osteoporosis means porous bone, or bones with holes in it. Osteoporosis is a disease which starts in middle age, and […]

Preventing Heart Disease in Women

Johns Hopkins Heart Health Alerts Presents Updated Guidelines In a recent Johns Hopkins Heart Health Alert, Roger S. Blumenthal, M.D., Director of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins, outlines […]

Diet and Disease Prevention Part 5

Your Diet and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) High blood pressure can lead to stroke, which is the #2 cause of long-term disability in the US. It can lead to circulatory issues, and erectile dysfunction. The […]

Your Diet and Disease Prevention Part 4

Heart health guidelines continued • Opt for fat-free and low-fat dairy products. Also choose lean meats in place of higher-fat cuts. The leanest cuts of meat are loin, flank, and round. • Get at least […]

Less sleep in infancy linked with excessive weight

Reuters health has recently reported that infants who sleep an average of less than 12 hours per day have twice the risk of being overweight by age 3 as babies who get at least 12 […]